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  • Local tributes to honor fallen vets Monday

    Elizabethtown will not be the only city welcoming ceremonies for the fallen on Memorial Day.

    Memorial services are planned Monday throughout Hardin County in Radcliff and Fort Knox and at Fort Duffield in West Point.

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff is hosting a remembrance service at 8:30 a.m., which will include the posting of the colors by the 19th Engineers Battalion and a performance of the national anthem by the 113th U.S. Army band.

  • Lakewood preschool to reopen in August

    Two years after Lake­wood Elementary School’s preschool class was moved to Creekside Elementary, the class will return to its original home.

    In 2012, Lakewood grew to having more than 600 students in the school which created an issue with space. Now, the school is at less than 600 again and teachers and administrators are ready to bring the 3- and 4-year-olds back to the building.

  • Quick-hitting storm levels businesses, uproots trees in Radcliff

    A storm that left decades-old trees leveled, businesses and homes without roofs and storefront windows smashed just before dawn Thursday in Radcliff also left shattered lives and plenty of work in its wake.

    Charles and Diana Eng­land live on Hill Street in Radcliff. Howling winds and rain woke Charles up, and then an uprooted tree toppled onto the front of the residence. He said the heart of the storm hit between 5:10 and 5:30 a.m.

  • Vietnam Memorial display dedicated at Nature Park

    Marshall Crutcher and his wife, Sandra, grew emotional as their hands brushed across the black monolith at the Elizabethtown Nature Park — the V-shaped slab laced with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives during the Vietnam War.

    The Flaherty couple lost four friends from the Vine Grove area in the conflict, which spanned from the 1950s into the 1970s with most direct U.S. involvement falling in the 1960s and ’70s.

  • Motion filed to dismiss sex case against former KSP trooper

    BRANDENBURG — A motion for dismissal of an indictment has been filed in a sex case against a former state police trooper.

    Kenton Smith, attorney for former Kentucky State Police trooper Stratford Young, filed the motion Thursday in Meade Circuit Court in Brandenburg.

    Young is charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape.

    According to Young’s indictment, the offenses with a then-15-year-old girl occurred “on or about May 22, 2013, through July 31, 2013.”

  • Memorial Day ceremony still on, but parade is gone

    The annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Elizabethtown will be missing a staple of the event this year: the parade.

    Chairman George Larsen with American Legion Post 113 said poor attendance along the parade route and diminishing participation in the parade forced the hand of the organization to end it.

    “We regret that it happened because we have had it for so many years,” he said. “It was just a lot more work than the results. Our crowd has been down for the last several years.”

  • Radcliff Plaza hard hit by storm

    An early morning storm brought heavy rains and high winds shortly before dawn today and left behind scattered damage across Hardin County.

    One of the hardest hit areas was the Radcliff Plaza shopping center off North Dixie Boulevard immediately north of the Wilson Road overpass. Businesses on the north end of the shopping center suffered serious damage although the movie theater, Dollar General and other nearby retailers were mostly spared.

  • Police chase leads to drug arrest

    In trying to solve a rash of burglaries and vehicle break-ins, Elizabeth­town police ended up Wednesday morning with a drug arrest.

    An EPD officer was on patrol near North Miles Street and St. James Catholic Church after recent reports of burglaries and vehicle break-ins. When police saw Kyle Schwanz, 20, of the 300 block of Churchill Court walking on North Miles, emergency lights were turned on to make contact with Schwanz, who fled on foot.

  • E'town man receives fourth DUI in less than 4 years

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence on South Dixie Boulevard — his fourth DUI arrest since October 2010.

    Jerry T. Williams, 54, of the 400 block of Kentucky Drive, was arrested at 12:57 a.m. He had a 5-year-old girl in the backseat, who was not in a child restraint or booster seat, police said.

    A fourth DUI is a Class D felony offense, punishable by up to five years in prison, if convicted.

    This is the second arrest in less than two weeks of a Hardin County resident receiving a fourth DUI.